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13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 16, 2012, 09:46 InBlack
shihonage wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 02:02:
It's funny how under a "liberal" President America gets all kinds of suspect borderline-dictatory shit, like the airport TSA, surveillance drones, "cybersecurity" bills, constant secrecy, "tzars" that let him game the checks and balances of the system...

Still waiting until people wake up to the fact that Obama is not a classic Liberal but an actual hardcore Leftist, of dictator variety, made of the same cloth as the guys who ruled my former home - the Soviet Union.

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - Vladimir Lenin

Oh so you dont consider Vladimir Putin a dictator? A person who has basically rewritten the constitution to allow him to run for president an infinite number of times??

Dont get me wrong, I dont really think Putin is such a bad guy. At least you can point a finger at him and say "He did it..."

You are mixing apples and oranges here. The problem with the american presidency (and the entire executive and legislative branch) is that it is not really beholden to the people but is beholden to shadowy secretive lobbyist groups and corporations who are in essence much worse than any one dictator as their agendas remain largely unknown and even worse cant be held accountable. The military-industrial complex is a big part of this (The NSA falls under military jurisdiction).

Who is president doesnt really matter. Presidents come and go in the US, some of them might even do something for the general public but after 9/11 its becoming ever more apparent that they arent really running the show...

Now I ask you what is scarier? An authoritarian dictator or a society that puts on a 'show' of democracy and yet in all other respects has little regard for its own leaders, is slowly but surely destroying civil liberties, polices the world on its own terms and yet has no one who can be held accountable....

Notice I said society, not country. This is much bigger than any one country...

This comment was edited on Nov 16, 2012, 09:55.
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